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#712 of 1265 1949.......lullman1
May 25, 2001 (8:05 am)
Although I had a customed Chevy Silverado for over seven years that treated me well I decided to purchase an F150. After evaluating the positives and negatives it just made sense for the quality and price,the other manufacturers can't touch Ford. Before I bought my S-Crew KRE I drove a 2000 F150 Super Cab. It was also a nice ride, but what I really wanted was a full four door truck. Three months after I purchased the Super Cab,Ford came out with the S-Crew. I was not too pleased with the salesman that sold me the Super Cab to say the least. Anyway, I haven't had my truck long enough to give you any insight about problem areas, but I wouldn't expect a dealership to come off the MSRP too much for a Lariat. I can only speak for the KRE though and Edmunds.com was pretty much on the mark for the True Market Value (TMV). A special edition truck like this will retain some or most of its value longer than other models. All I can say is I love it. Good luck!
#713 of 1265 Invoice or below
May 25, 2001 (1:32 pm)
I bought my KRE for invoice. No problems with the dealer offering it to me at invoice. I ordered it the way I wanted it and the dealer quoted me invoice price from the start. Some have posted below invoice pricing using different plans but I don't work for Ford or any of thier venders. If your in New England go to Portsmouth Ford. This is the second vehicle I've bought there and they beat everyones price, which is all that matters to me since I have a mechanic I trust to work on it. Never pay over invoice! There are lots of dealers out there and the ones that sell lots of vehicles are the ones that survive.
#714 of 1265 2001 Supercrew misc. questions....
May 26, 2001 (3:53 am)
Ready to buy Supercrew. Any reason to wait for 2002? Any word on release date for 2002?
Are there any significant differences between a fully loaded XLT and a loaded Lariat? Seem to only be cosmetic differences.
I anticipate getting the vehicle at invoice with 2.9% financing for 3 years. Any better deals out there that you have heard of?
Do I have a stronger negotiation position if I order what I want from the dealer or "settle" for a Supercrew on the lot that might not be the color, or have all the options I want? I don't trust dealer to cut sunroof in for me. any thoughts?
Seems like the best time to purchase is right now. $500 rebate, 2.9% financing, get the vehicle at invoice, and I've accrued $2700 in rebates on Citibank/Ford credit card, and end of the month. Could the deals get any sweeter than right now?
Any comments would be much appreciated.
#715 of 1265 Tigerstu.......Watch that dealer-sunroof!!!
May 26, 2001 (3:47 pm)
Tigerstu...you mention in your post that you don't trust the dealer to cut the sunroof. Be real careful if you go that route. While on a test-drive, I mentioned to the salesperson that if I bought a SCrew, I'd want a sunroof included. He said "No Problem", we can install it here. I asked.."I hope you don't contract out to some vendor that'll install some cheesy sunroof"..he says.."No, actually it's better than factory". I returned and checked out a dealer-installed sunroof. It was about 3-4" smaller all the way around vs the large factory installed sunroof, which I've also seen on a SCrew. A word to the wise...be cautious if you let them install.
#716 of 1265 Any Changes for 2002?
May 26, 2001 (8:33 pm)
Does anyone know of any changes for the 2002 model year. Dealers seem to be clueless.
May 26, 2001 (11:19 pm)
from what i've seen on the internet, changes will be relatively minor. something about a different steering gear being used that will provide better steering feel. otherwise, don't know of any other changes.
#718 of 1265 Changes for 2002
May 27, 2001 (8:09 pm)
emale - What site did you get your info from? Thanks
May 28, 2001 (12:38 am)
depends...i get info from many sources. i think it was in car and driver that i read about the steering gear change. there was an article about the lincoln blackwood (s-crew knockoff) and they mentioned that the blackwood had a different steering gear that would be migrated to the other ford full size pickups. now...that may only apply to just the 2wd models since the blackwood only comes as 2wd.
#720 of 1265 Towing capability of 2001 Screw
May 28, 2001 (9:37 pm)
Anyone out there have experience towing a travel trailer with a 4X4 -vs- 4X2 F150 pickup? I plan to buy a new Supercrew and am torn between ordering a new Lariat 5.4L 4X2 -vs- a 4X4 already on the dealer lot. I have a 26' travel trailer that I will occasionally tow with the new truck. I know that the factory specs the 4X4 at 300 lbs less towing capacity than the 4X2 and the obvious 1-2 mpg less mileage with the 4X4 but am curious for opinions from someone with real world experience. I know I'll need the 3.55 limited slip & towing pkg either way but wonder if the 3" higher suspension on the 4X4 is a big negative for this (limited) application. Will mostly be using it for hauling family. Thanks for any input.
#721 of 1265 Now is a good time to buy!
May 28, 2001 (9:44 pm)
I just purchased a 5.4 SuperCrew 4x4 with the lariat trim package. The truck has the bench seat (electric driver's side), Off-Road package, and all of the regular lariat stuff. It is what I need and more...
I bought this truck as a loss-leader for $2000 below invoice. This was after the $500 rebate. Keep in mind that you either get 2.9APR or the rebate, not both.
Love the truck.